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Definition of Privy


  1. Of or pertaining to some person exclusively; assigned to private uses; not public; private; as, the privy purse.
  2. Secret; clandestine.
  3. Appropriated to retirement; private; not open to the public.
  4. Admitted to knowledge of a secret transaction; secretly cognizant; privately knowing.
  5. A partaker; a person having an interest in any action or thing; one who has an interest in an estate created by another; a person having an interest derived from a contract or conveyance to which he is not himself a party. The term, in its proper sense, is distinguished from party.
  6. A necessary house or place; a backhouse.
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privy in German is eingeweiht